Topsy-Turvy Study #1

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Date: 3/25/2011

Location: Ke'ei Beach

Size: 7" x 5"

Medium: Oil on canvas paper

Artist's Comments: During this week's workshop with Lori Hight, we were asked to paint two small works upside-down. This would allow us to focus on the inter-relationships of shapes rather than painting subjects. For me, the exercise was a valuable experience as I discovered a way for me to easily approach objects I am not comfortable painting. For example, I have always struggled with painting believable mountains. The variety of colors and shades has always confused me. By approaching the painting upside-down, I tricked my brain into painting the relationships of colors and shadows instead of worrying about painting a mountain. When I turned the painting right side-up I was so impressed with how believable the side of Napoopoo mountain was.

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